Swim / into the North's Blue Eye
Annette Lapointe's poetry collection swim / into the north's blue eye explores the gothic anxieties and bodily discomforts of constant travel. Some of its journeys are global, but many are more regionally oriented: from one prairie city to another, between small towns, from city to cottage-country, from prairie to coast. The collection also follows Lapointe's family migrations around western Canada, particularly into fly-in communities of northern Saskatchewan in the 1960s and 70s. Those settlements, which make every trip monumental, provide a frame for years of restlessness and desire, and for meditations on the still world and its swarming occupants.
About this Author
Annette Lapointe (she/her) lived in rural Saskatchewan, Quebec City, St John's, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and South Korea before settling in northern Alberta. She now lives in Treaty 8 territory, on the traditional lands of the Beaver people, and teaches English and creative writing at Northwestern Polytechnic. She is the author of three acclaimed novels (Stolen, Whitetail Shooting Gallery, . . . And This is the Cure) and a collection of short stories (You Are Not Needed Now).
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